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Rosario R. "Russ" Burgio
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  • Care Dimensions Hospice
    75 Sylvan St., Suite B-102
    Danvers, MA 01923

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“We will always remember Russ as a gentle and kind soul. Hoping that all of your happy memories will sustain you and your family during this very...Read More »
1 of 11 | Posted by: Ann and Jack Dziadose - Peabody

“Russian was a beautiful soul. He will grealty missed. With all our love, sympathy, and support. Edward, Adriana, and William Hastie. ”
2 of 11 | Posted by: Adriana Hastie - Cambridge, MA

“Barbara,Michael and family. Our sincere sympathy and heartfelt prayers go out to you all at this time of grief. You have an angel above watching...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Eileen Labrecque - North andover, MA

“Our deepest sympathy to Barbara and the family. We so enjoyed the times we shared at Breckenridge and know those wonderful memories will live in our...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Marvin and Cheryl Huban - Estero, FL

“A brother and a brother in law will be missed. We have wonderful memories and will never forget Russ. He will be greatly missed. Our deepest...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Ben and Christine Burgio - Estero, FL

“Barbara and Ben/Chris: I am so sorry for your loss. I read about Russ' life and he did live a really amazing one. I am so happy, Barbara, that...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: CHERYL (CORMIER) PIMENTAL - MA

“Auntie Barbara, Jeanie, Russell, Barbara and LindaI am heart broken over the passing of Uncle Russ. I have so many great memories of him and our...Read More »
7 of 11 | Posted by: Christine Hayward (Conroy) - MA

“May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" sustain your family during this challenging time. (Isaiah 61:1,2) With...Read More »
8 of 11 | Posted by: CW

“We were so sorry to hear of Russ' passing. He was such a nice person. When anyone met him, he made you feel welcome and special because he was so...Read More »
9 of 11 | Posted by: Tom Latshaw - Culpeper, VA

“Dearest Barbara and Family,We are so sad to here of your dad's passing. Please accept our deepest sympathies. We are hoping that all of your precious...Read More »
10 of 11 | Posted by: pam wilson - lynn, MA - Friend

“The Gately Family and Staff wish to express our sincere sympathy to you. It is our hope that we may be able to make a difficult time more bearable....Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: John W. Gately, John H. Gately & Fred Sprague - MA


Rosario R. "Russ" Burgio, of Peabody, formerly of Melrose, died peacefully at home on October 4, 2017 at the age of age 83. Russ was born & raised in South Boston, a graduate of South Boston High School and went on to proudly serve in the US Navy during the Korean War. He earned a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering as well as a Master's Degree in Business, both from Northeastern University. Russ enjoyed tennis, golf, growing tomatoes in his garden, relaxing by the pool, and going to the beach. He was an avid reader with a special passion for world history and current events. One of his favorite past times was playing a variety of card games including poker, bridge and cribbage. He especially loved challenging his grandchildren to the game of three-thirteen. With his lovely wife, Barbara, he enjoyed retirement by traveling worldwide and snow birding to Florida. Russ was greatly loved and will be deeply missed by his family. Russ was the beloved husband of 59 years to Barbara (Bates) Burgio. Loving father of Russell R. Burgio & his wife Lois of Haverhill, Jeanne Kashima & her husband Toshi of Greenfield, Barbara Latshaw & her husband Michael of Stoneham and Linda Giglio & her husband Robert of NJ. Cherished grandfather of Allison Burgio, Hannah Cardin & her husband Bryan, Takumi Kashima, Marie Kashima, Andrea Driver & her husband Kenneth, Mark Latshaw, Renee Giglio & Benjamin Giglio. Proud great grandfather of Darby Cardin & Jacob Driver. Caring brother of Marie DeMellia, Benjamin Burgio & his wife Christine and the late Salvatore & John Burgio. Also survived by numerous nieces, nephews & friends. Visitation will be held at the Gately Funeral Home, 79 W. Foster St. Melrose, on Sunday, October 8, 2017 from 2:00-6:00PM. Funeral procession from Gately Funeral Home on Monday morning at 9:00AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Most Blessed Sacrament Church, 1155 Main St. Wakefield at 10:00AM. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. The burial will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Russ's name to Care Dimensions Hospice, 75 Sylvan St., Suite B102, Danvers, MA 01923.